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big problems. >> and crew spent the evening canvassing our region. >> this intense heat has compounded matters for folks who live in the d.c. area. especially for some residents who were displaced after a fire in alexandria and dozens of residents who had been without water all day and night here in weekend. the heat has proved most difficult for people who have to work outdoors. fire in virginia, water in maryland to extremes but hampered by an intense tank life. >> -- by an intense heat wave. >> of firefighters are fighting more than just smoke and flames tonight. 115 pounds of gear, they found refuge inside this cooling bus. >> that is there to protect them. >> others visibly drained using water not only to douse the building but to quickly replenish. >> we have to rotate crews because they are only good for 10 or 15 minutes. >> during this scorcher displaced residents is worried about his mother's help. >> we have not had a drink but we will drink some gatorade inside. >> across the beltway, thousands of gallons of water have brushed onto georgia avenue in wheaton. >> when it is ho
like right now. it is interesting that after several days of tracking this air mass this big dome of high pressure that builds and tracks -- traps the heat underneath, now we are find -- finding the highest temperatures and heat index values on the east coast. air temperatures might be a degree or to higher tomorrow. the heat index may be up to four degrees higher tomorrow and the same on saturday. 105 in raleigh, 113 in washington. 106 at the korea. showers and storms, a few over the southwestern appellations. and that is really about it because this high-pressure ridge is so dominant. the air is so hot and humid and unstable we could see a pop-up thunderstorms tomorrow and begin sunday afternoon. for friday, sunny hot and humid straight through. it will be up to about 102. the heat index will make it feel about 118 degrees in many place. -- many places. by next weekend we could be in the mid 90's. if you go to wjla.com and stay on the homepage, you'll find this gallery of pictures. it is fun to watch and we encourage you to submit pictures as well. that is a pig cooling-off peri
. the incredible story of a family who risked it all to chase their 24 karat dreams and came up big. how one stubborn couple started a modern gold rush. >>> and margarita master. it's the ultimate summertime indulgence. the perfect treat to beat the heat. but it didn't happen by accident. meet the man who invented this frozen miracle. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with er the cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," july 20th, 2011. >> good evening. well, it's not only hot, it's deadly hot. at least 22 people have died so far in the heat wave currently sweeping the country. and conditions will only get more dangerous in the coming days, forecasters say. factors such as relative humidity of more than 0% and little or no wind are making temperatures that are already high feel downright unbearable. here's abc's john donvan with a snapshot of our sizzling states. >> reporter: it's all over the map this heat. 106 degrees in wichita. 98 in milwaukee. oklahoma city, 106. 99 in chicago. and while it seems to be going n
dallas at 18 days of 100 degrees, shifted to the east today what that is, imagine a big lid on a pot, because all the worst heat is trapped underneath that dome. and the dome can't really move out of the way. it's being held in place. and a little dribble of cool air will move across the northern part of the country and give relief in northern areas. but no one else gets any relief from this big block of heat. >> until early next week. sam champion tonight and rich besser here, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to new warnings just as people flood into america's national parks for vacation. this alert comes after that tragedy that took three young looichls at yosemite. they were swept over a 317-foot waterfall. abc's david wright tonight on the other weather extreme that likely played a role in this. >> reporter: the majestic beauty be deadly if you get too close. in yosemite, a massive snow melt has made the water falls even more beautiful than usual. three young adults ignored the warning signs and jumped over the guardrails for a better view. >> i saw a girl sitting on the ledge
.s. space program, thihiis a big one, the final shuttle landing ever bringing hundreds of job layoffs with it. >>> shark attack. a 6-year-old girl bitten by a shark in a foot and a half of water. how totay safe at the shore. >>> out of the wild, a leopard's rampage on a village all caught on camera. >>> good morning, everybody. well, like the dollar bill and air force one, nasa's space shuttles are known around the world, symbols of america's might. >> yeah, it's been quite a feat and this morning a bittersweet milestone, the final landing of 135th mission. the 30-year-old program ends with the homecoming of "atlantis" to the international space station. the predawn landing marks the 25th time the shuhule has landed in darkness but the end of the era is bringing big changes to nasa. >> abc's lisa stark is live at kennedy space center on this momentous morning. what is the mood there right now? >> reporter: well, g gd morning, peggy and rob. i think it's a mixed mood. there is always a little bit of but irflies. still have to bring the shuttle home safely but people are nervous, anxiou
a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private jet and head home. >> slithering
's causing big problems for anyone forced to work outside. >> there's no rest for the weary. john gonzales has more. >> fire in virginia water in maryland two extremes, both pampered by the heatwave. >> on the day like this and they get overheated quickly. >> firefighters in alexandria are willing 115 pounds of gear. >> insulation in their equipment is there to protect them but it is trapping a lot of heat. >> paramedics on the verge of heat exhaustion. they are drinking water to quickly replenished what the humid air has taken. firefighters work on trying to salvage their house. a displaced president is worried about his mother's health. >> we have not had anything to drink. as soon as we get inside, we will drink some gator aid. >> the cruise in wheaton are preparing a 16-inch pipe. it's been a challenge for this family to keep their little ones cool. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> we want to see how you are beating the heat. send your videos and pictures. >>> the space shuttle program will be history when atlantis returns to britain in just over an hour or. last night the astronauts rece
's headline, ad more people to the big heat. >>> emergency rooms are at 100% capacity in cincinnati, ohio. roads in louisiana are buckling under heat stress. livestock is dying in record numbers in minnesota and south dakota. >> it's bad. it's terrible. >> reporter: and the hottest heat wave in the midwest in 23 years is moving east. nearly half of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across 2 dozen states now are under heat advisories. one-two punch of record heat compared with unbearable humidity, the highest heat index, 126 in council bluff, iowa. heat like this is now taxing the power grid leads to thousands of power outages in the midwest meaning no air conditioner. >> the lower level of the house is cooler. i try not to go upstairs. >>> and tension is rising. power crews were forced to leave this chicago street after being harassed by an angry neighbor. the food supply is feeling the stress too. terry swales of wqad is in iowa. >> reporter: here in the quad cities, the heat and humidity has really been stressing the crops especially the corn and farmers are very concern
company executives. his goal is to lure more big budget films to the district for it is also attending the summer leadership meeting of the u.s. conference of mayors. >> 6 o'clock 47 and time for traffic and weather. >> let's get right to doug hill. >>> it was a tough commute to work, down the steps. this heat and humidity is the real deal. we have told you it was coming. it is act -- it is arriving today. let's look at what our hd cameras in laurel. the sun comes up through the haze and we are running temperatures and humidity levels that will be uncomfortable, to say the least 77 degrees in the district right now when you factor in the dew point, it feels much warmer already. these numbers will continue to rise throughout the day. an excessive heat warning is in effect from noon until 8:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. we will also have issues for the day on saturday. we've got a couple of shots at some records. the records at the airports could fall. , especially at washington, dollars. the temperature says a 100 but when you get this kind of air mass you can spike 100-103 degrees. that
, but now to traffic. >> a big structure fire on southbound.ke a difficult commute. traffic has been stalked past security lane. avenue is closed randolph and arcola avenue. northbound is not affected. there's the water main breaks issue there from yesterday. in virginia, 95 northbound near garrissonville, the construction is out of the way. back to you. >> thank you. give the following breaking news from centreville. shot and killed a suspect. police or call to a home in the block of scandal way around 1:30 this morning. of kendra way. a man with a shotgun refused orders to drop the weapon. when he did not, they opened fire on him. it's not clear how this started or what the man's condition is. breaking news from prince george's county. >> an ambulance was involved in an overnight accident. it collided with a car on the near the branch avenue exit. tore's no word on what led any injuries. >>> investigators are trying to out what, the watergate d.c.ex in downtown it broke out last night in an the 10th floor. firefighters quickly put out the flames. some residents were treated at scene for po
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